Invitation to Bidders - Water Wells No. 3,4,5,6 and 7

INVITATION TO BIDDERS

Sealed bids, in duplicate, addressed to Board of Directors, Port O'Connor Improvement District, will be received in the office of BGE, Inc., 10777 Westheimer, Suite 400; Houston, Texas, 77042 (Phone: 281-558-8700) until 10:00 AM Local Time, Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at which time all bids will be opened and publicly read at the office of BGE, Inc. and through Microsoft Teams. The Call-in number is (832) 680-2579 and the Conference ID is 529 362 148# for the furnishing of all material, equipment, labor and supervision necessary or incidental to “Construction of Water Wells No. 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 for Port O'Connor ID, Calhoun County, Texas,”

Scope of Project:

Construction of five water wells and related site work.

Bids received after the closing time will be returned unopened. 

A non-mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 10:00 AM Local Time, through Microsoft Teams. To join via Microsoft Teams the Call-in number is (832) 680-2579 and the Conference ID is 447 846 221#.

Plans, specifications and bid documents are available at www.civcastusa.com, search: 11139-00.

A cashier’s check or bid bond in the amount of 5% of the total bid amount must accompany each bid. The successful bidder will be required to provide performance, payment and maintenance bonds for the full amount of the contract. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

This contract is to be funded through a loan obtained from the Texas Water Development Board as part of the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. There are a number of special provisions for this funding that bidders, by submitting a bid, acknowledge understanding, including the following: A contract is contingent upon release of funds from the TWDB. Any contract or contracts awarded under this Notice to Bidders are expected to be funded in part by financial assistance from the TWDB. Neither the State of Texas nor any of its departments, agencies, or employees are or will be a party to this Invitation for Bids or any resulting contract.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information. Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the Department of Labor regulations at 41 CFR Part 60‐4, relating to Construction Contractors‐‐Affirmative Action Requirements, which include the President's Executive Order No. 11246, as amended by Executive Order No. 11375 and Executive Order No. 13672, in the award and administration of contracts awarded under TWDB financial assistance agreements. Failure by the Contractor to carry out these requirements is a material breach, which may result in the termination of the awarded financial assistance.

This contract is subject to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, which includes EPA-approved fair share goals toward procurement of Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) businesses. EPA rules require that applicants and prime contractors make a good faith effort to award a fair share of contracts, subcontracts, and procurements to M/WBEs through demonstration of the six affirmative steps. For more details of the DBE Program and the current, applicable fair share goals, please visit www.twdb.texas.gov/dbe.

Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements apply to a construction project financed, in whole or in part, from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). The requirements for bidders and contractors under this order are explained in the specifications.

Any contract(s) awarded under this Invitation for Bids is/are subject to the American Iron and Steel (AIS) requirements of federal law, including federal appropriation acts and Section 1452(a)(4) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. §300j-12(a)(4)), as applicable.

The District reserves the right to waive any or all formalities in the bid and to reject any or all bids.